Abigail Spencer believes viewers curiosity in Meghan Markle led to “Matches” reaching a model new streaming report 4 years after the hit current ended.

“I really feel there’s plenty of varied issues,” the “Mad Males” actress — who customer starred on the USA Group current alongside the Duchess of Sussex — acknowledged on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Current,” per People.

“And likewise Meghan’s loveliness, , that everyone is aware of her and her being on the current.”

Spencer acknowledged she moreover thinks Markle and her husband Prince Harry’s 2022 six-part Netflix docuseries may want moreover influenced viewers curiosity since “Matches” shares the similar streaming platform.

The “Mad Males” star speculated the Duchess of Sussex amongst totally different components led to the USA Group current reaching record-breaking streams remaining yr. WireImage,
“I really feel there’s plenty of varied issues. And likewise Meghan’s loveliness, , that everyone is aware of her and her being on the current,” she acknowledged all through SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Current” Friday. Frank Ockenfels/USA Group

Spencer, 42, theorizes Netflix may have taken advantage of promoting the nine-season current, which ran from 2011 to 2019, remaining yr when the writers and actors strike was ongoing.

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“In the midst of the strike, there wasn’t the remainder,” she continued.

“You acknowledge, Netflix repositioned it, so I really feel there’s one thing to positioning on Netflix and when totally different points aren’t being made, it directions your consideration, nevertheless it should be good for people to look at it.”

The actress further speculated Markle’s 2022 Netflix docuseries with Prince Harry may have moreover induced a spike in viewership. Getty Pictures

Remaining summer time season, it was revealed that “Matches” reached 3.14 billion streaming minutes via the week of June 26 to July 2, shortly after debuting on the streaming platform, per Nielsen.

Markle, moreover 42, starred as paralegal Rachel Zane inside the drama as a lot as Season 7 in 2017. She then left the current attributable to her engagement to Harry, 39.

In November 2023, the mom of two commented on the current’s revived recognition, admitting she had “no idea” as to why further of us had been tuning in.

“Matches” and the docuseries are every streaming on Netflix. Frank Ockenfels/USA Group

“Isn’t that wild?” Markle beforehand suggested Choice whereas gushing about her time on set alongside co-stars Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht.

“It was good to work on, such an incredible strong and crew. We had a really satisfying time,” she continued.

“But it surely certainly’s onerous to find a gift you probably can binge-watch that many episodes of at present, so that might have one factor to do with it. Nevertheless good reveals are everlasting.”

The mom of two starred on the current as a lot as Season 7. She left after she obtained engaged to the Duke of Sussex. ©USA Networks/Courtesy Everett Assortment

Earlier this month, Net web page Six solely revealed Markle rejected the invitation to reunite with the “Matches” strong on the Golden Globes on Jan. 7.

In the midst of the current, her former co-stars Adams, Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres launched the best TV drama award to the strong of “Succession.”

“We requested the duchess, nevertheless we had been suggested that, sadly, she had a earlier dedication,” an insider suggested us.

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